Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Weekly Deals

I've been lax in posting (I'm sorry!) due to family obligations over the last week.  But I have some super ideas and samples to share over the next several days, so please stop back.

In the meantime, here are this week's Weekly Deals: 

Talking Tag Message Labels Item # 129723
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Merry Minis Punch Pack Item # 126882
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126871
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126872
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Regals Core'Dinations Item # 129955
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN

Dress Up Framelits Dies Item # 130101
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126845
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.19 CAN

Downtown Grunge Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 126056
Regular Price: $19.95 /$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 US/$13.17 CAN

Shop here.

And let's get creating!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Weekly Deals

Check out these items from our Weekly Deals!  Good from 4/22 - 4/28.  Many items are on the retiring list of accessories--get them at a discount!

2013-2015 In Color Core'Dinations Item # 129958
Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Large Pearl Basic Jewels Item # 125577
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria Item # 118481
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Naturals Designer Buttons Item # 127554
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126876
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Pacific Point 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126878
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Item # 131390
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Afternoon Daydream Kit - Digital Download Item # 130861
Regular Price: $9.95 /$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Go here to order.

And let's get creating!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Watercolored Thank You

Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day--are you ready to say thanks to that special person who keeps your office life in order?  I am!

I have two fabulous administrative assistants.  I always like to ensure they are happy, well fed, and have everything they need...because they make ME happy!  They do an excellent job maintaining my work calendar, coding bills for payment, ordering lunches for meetings, and keeping the office running smoothly.  I don't know what I'd do without them. 

So here's a special card for one (I'll show you the other one later this week):

I wanted to do a little watercoloring, and LOVE (L-O-V-E) Fabulous Florets!  So I stamped the small flower three times on Watercolor Paper, using Staz On Black ink.  I then used Aquapainters to add Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight to the flowers (the Daffodil one has an added layer of Crushed Curry). 
These were cut out by hand, using my Paper Snips

Gumball Green ink was used to prepare the leaves; I then misted lightly with a spray of water, and stamped on Watercolor Paper.  And stamped again without re-inking.
This was layered onto some Gumball Green and a piece of Linen Thread was wrapped around three times and tied in a bow, and the flowers were adhered using SNAIL and Dimensionals

My base is Gumball Green, with a layer of beautiful Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper over it.  The layer with the flowers was added on an angle.

I had to carefully stamp my sentiment, as I wanted it to be straight when I looked at the card, so I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig...Perfection! 

I love this card, and I love my administrative assistants--I hope they have a wonderful day!

All items used can be ordered here.

And let's get creating!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wow! What a Great Time to Order!

Look at this: 


Free Shipping!  On everything Stampin' UP!  No minimum order!

The list of retiring stamps and accessories is coming out Monday, April 21--same day as the FREE shipping takes effect.  You can shop all week (through 11:50 p.m. Mountain time Friday night) and save a bundle on shipping costs. 

Why not take advantage of this great offer and shop now?  Go here to place your order, starting Monday morning, 4/21.  And save on all your shipping!

Let's get creating!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spoiler Alert--April Paper Pumpkin

If you want to be surprised and are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, don't watch this:

If you aren't already a subscriber, why not?  Go here to sign up!  And please choose me as your demonstrator.  I thank you!

And let's get creating!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Weekly Deals

Here are this week's Deals--check out the cute embossing folders, some of my favs!  You can order here:

Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper Item # 130144
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 129383
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Adorning Accents Edgelits Die Item # 125595
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Night Of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126874
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon Item # 132982
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Anywhere Glue Sticks Item # 104045
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$4.13 CAN

Outer Space Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel Item # 126938
Regular Price: $8.50 US/$10.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.38 US/$7.88 CAN

Floral District Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 127211
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Are You A Project Life Fan?

If you're a fan of Becky Higgins and Project Life, you're gonna LOVE this announcement!  Watch now.

What?  Never heard of Project Life?  Then watch this video and see what you're missing!

I'll have more details soon, with samples of what you'll be able to purchase in early May!  I can't wait to share with you!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Oh Where, Oh Where, Has Priscilla Gone?

Actually I haven't gone anywhere!  A trip to Hawaii or Europe might be nice, but not me...I've been crafting!  I have had two recent classes that put me in my craft room for hours at a time, and I couldn't be happier with the results.   I can almost say it was worth it!  Fortunately I did make a little time for my grandsons, and for planning a first birthday party for one of them, so I didn't give up on life entirely...I just had a lot of fun experimenting with my paper!

So enough about me...let's look at the results.  First up, a card for a special, private, class that I held yesterday.  This customer, and her mom, requested a "Card in a Box" for a graduating granddaughter.  And she is graduating from California State University, Sacramento (Sac State, to many of us) and that's where my daughter went.  So pulling out her diploma gave me my color combination:  green and gold.

And here's the results:

I was really quite pleased with myself--this card really shines in person.  Starting with the typical "card in a box" template, using Basic Black Card Stock, I added paper from the wonderful Modern Medley Designer Series Paper, layered on Very Vanilla Card Stock.   The box was put together with Sticky Strip (a MUST have for 3-D items!).  Then I inserted the z-folded "crossbars" so I could start adding my elements.
I searched my catalog of stamps, finding different phrases that I thought would work well for a graduate:  Hip Hip Hooray (from Hip Notes), Celebrate (from Starburst Sayings), Woo Hoo (from Just Sayin') and Way to Go (from the retired Starring You).   These were stamped in Garden Green, or embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, and then trimmed, flagged or layered on green or Gold (from the fabulous Gold Foil Sheets). 
Now making a graduation cap was challenging--I researched ways to do it, and ended up drawing a line, 2" long on a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  At the one inch mark (half way) I drew a perpendicular line that measured to 5/8" on the top and to 3/4" on the bottom.  Then I connected the corners, making an elongated diamond shape, and snipped it using my Paper Snips.  Then I used my 1/2" circle punch to cut two side-by-side half-circles; this was then punched using my 1" square--to make the bottom of the cap. 
I glued the two pieces together; then I needed to make a tassel.  I took the new Gold Bakers Twine and pulled the gold thread out.  Wrapping the now-plain, off-white colored twine around two fingers three times, I then carefully tied a thread around the top loops.  The bottom loops were snipped and voila--a tassel!  This was added to the cap with a gold brad...looks so cute!

Finding a retired piece of "Newsprint" Designer Series Paper allowed me to hand roll a diploma, which was tied using a little snippet of the Bakers Twine. 

I cut a few letters using an alphabet die and my Big Shot to congratulate the graduate; her name was added to the other side on my customer's card. 

We finished it all off with lots of stars--I still love my Merry Minis punch pack from an old holiday mini (but still available).  Some were punched from the Gold Foil Sheets, and others from some Garden Green cardstock run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  And they "float" by being added using skinny strips of Window Sheets (clear plastic sheets). 

The back of the card is easy to write on, and says it all--Congratulations from Zoo Babies and You Did It is one of the stamps in a photopolymer stamp set called Star Stamper.
Needless to say, my customer was delighted with her creation--and I bet her granddaughter will be too!

All supplies available here

Let's get creating!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Weekly Deals!

Check out these Weekly Deals!  Everyone needs this first item!  One of my favs:


Punch Pack Item # 118309
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Make A Cake Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 126742
Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Secret Garden Framelits Dies Item # 129372
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Summer Starfruit 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 132980
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Island Indigo Baker'S Twine Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Brights Glimmer Brads Item # 121006
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Gingham Standard Stampin' Around Wheel Item # 130110
Regular Price: $6.50 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.88 US/$5.96 CAN

Recipes By Design Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 118869
Regular Price: $9.95 /$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN
Go here to order.

And let's get creating!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Say It Your Way!

Have something to say?  How about saying it "your way"?

Look here:
This fun new photopolymer (clear) stamp is now available and the best part is that you get to design it yourself.  Want a return address stamp?  You can "say it your way"!
Want a "Made with Love" stamp?  You can "say it your way"!

So many possibilities...

Love it?  Head here and place your order.  This stamp is not in our catalog, so use Item Number 132852, Circle Monogram Stamp.  When you choose it, you'll be directed to a page to design your stamp.  You'll actually get to see your very own stamp before  you place your order...how cool is that?

Say it Your Way is only $23.95.  AND, it coordinates with our 1-1/4" circle punch (sold separately). 

Go ahead--Say it Your Way!

And let's get creating!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Fun Fold with a Belly Band

Yes!  I'm back!  I've spent a long week preparing for a BIG class over the past 2 days.  I held my first ever "Over the Top" class, showcasing three cards that I would NEVER attempt to make in a regular Card Club.  Lots of fun and a lotta work, but everyone enjoyed their "pushed to the limit" creativity.

I'll show you one of the cards we made later this week, but first, one more card from March birthdays:
This was a card we made last month (and I sent to my nephew).  It's a "Gatefold Card"--a fun and different card that still fits in a regular envelope.  A belly band holds it closed; slipped off you have:

To make this card, start with a piece of cardstock (I used Gumball Green) cut to 4" x 12".  Score along the long edge at 2", 4", 8", and 10".  Fold on the 4" line (as if you are closing a card) and then BACK on the 2" fold; repeat on the other side, folding on the 8" line (again, as if you are closing the card) and then back on the 10" mark.  This creates your "gate".
My front panels were decorated with Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper mounted on Summer Starfruit strips.  Inside, I stamped the sentiment from Perfect Pennants in Gumball Green, then stamped again on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and punched out just the "a" with a 1/2" circle punch.  This was adhered over a little banner cut from Summer Starfruit and the Bitty Banners framelits

The card is kept closed with a belly band:

A strip of Gumball Green is placed under the card and brought up over the front.  By overlapping the front, the seam is hidden when the medallion is glued in place over the band.  The largest stamp from Starburst Sayings was stamped in Gumball Green and cut out using the Starburst Framelits, then mounted on a Summer Starfruit circle cut with the Circle Framelits

All items used can be purchased in my on-line store here.

Let's get creating!